Saturday, October 29, 2011

What next?

I have add groups and forums to go with them as well as some others.I invite and tell people about my site from facebook,I even made a group to tell them about the going on's of the site.so far I still don't have anything going on with my site and I am getting discourage with the whole thing again,I see my other sites I made having the same thing.I pray to all please let my site go somewhere other then dead and gone.I do hope someone does something in there other then me and even my co-owner isn't doing much.I asked him to invite others and promote our site and I am not sure if he is.I think he isn't understanding what its like to run a site and all that goes with it.I updates a couple of things as to make it look better.I am told I need to give it time and I know there are a lot of this type of websites out there for all to see and join.I just want mine to be something more then it is right now.

Well this was what I didn't finish in a draft and don't remember when I started it but now I will add some more.

I have even more going on in my net life and it started from facebook.I have two groups to care for,Natural Witches and Evei's Creations.Plus I have the Nexus homesite to work on as well as my degree studies.

October 29th Update
As the day gets closed I get more and more excited to see what happen on my seeker path with WITCHYS NEXUS.I now have my bos on coven site and still waiting for my admin status to edit the look and get that rolling.She is so hard to get a hold of to get this done and so busy with the home-site and coven-site so I do understand.
I had plans to go to a friends gathering for Samhain,both her and her man got sick so the plan was canceled.She wrote a initiation for me an made me pagan prayer beads as well.I so wanted it all to happen and was so excited I was bummed,but I do understand why and want them both to get well.This was such a big day for me and with my seeker studies also coming I have been soooooo excited for them both.So now I wonder if I can do something for Samhain this year alone and I don't normally,I need to get my witch life going for myself and not depend on others.I want to make both parts of my life all of me,so finding a way to get my butt in gear for it.Maybe I can do something with my bf if he wants to,he was going with me to this gathering,another thing I was bummed about since he is hardly ever at one.I need to stock my cupboard up for all my holidays finally would be so nice,I can always find halloween stuff at dollar stores for Samhain.
I hope that maybe I can find a way to do something this year even with the canceled gathering.I so miss the group I thought I finally had found so I would be in a group for them but sadly it ended.At least now I have a new coven but still I wish it was one I could go to not on the net for,at least I have one again.I hope to get together with Sarah for a get together and maybe get both of what she has done for me,I wonder if she would take a pic and send it to me.I don't want to bug but I am having a tough time waiting for them.We will have to see what happens and what I can do with this whole thing.I do pray that all who are sick feel better soon and not suffer any more then one has to.

Friday, October 7, 2011

BOS-How To Create

Create Your Own Book Of Shadows-A Witch's Grimoire by Judy Ann Nock

Chapter One:Book of Memory
~From days of old:what is a grimoire?
~The journey begins:why should you write a grimoire?
~Carved in stone:where does the grimoire come from?
~Begine at the beginning:choose your book.
~Craft you own:make the grimoire from scratch.
~Consecrate your grimoire:as it is written,let it be done.
Chapter Two:Book of Foundation
~Steps on the wiccan path
~Create scared space
~Cast the circle thrice about
~Craft your invocations
~Awakening the elemental powers
~Open the circle
Chapter Three:Book of Change
Chapter Four:Book of Visions
Chapter Five:Book of Days
Chapter Six:Book of Lore
Chapter Seven:
Chapter Eight:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Chants and Songs-Month Topic on Natural Witches fb group


CHANTS & SONGS-Month of August topic
by Amanda unless otherwise marked plus some links.

August 1

We All Come From The Goddess

We All Come From The Goddess
And To Her We Shall Return
Like A Drop Of Rain
Flowing To The Ocean

Healing Chant

Around the Circle, Throughout and about,
Healing within, healing without.
All health come in, all illness flee,
And by our will, So Mote It Be!

August 2

God Chant

Hoof and Horn, Hoof and horn, hoof and horn
All that dies shall be reborn
Vine and grain, vine and grain
All that's cut shall rise again

God Chant II

Lord Lord guide us
Be beside us
Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Bring Him here

God Chant III

"Pan is All, All is Pan,
Come, oh Goat God, come again!
Io Pan!" Evoe, Ho! Iacche! Hail, O Hail!

Goddess Chant

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali - Innana


Goddess Chant II

We are the flow
We are the ebb
She is the Weaver
We are the Web


Goddess Chant III

Lady weave your Circle tight
Spin a Web of glowing light
Earth, and Air, and Fire, and Water
Bind us to Her

Blessing Chant

May the power of The One,the sourse of all creation; all-pervasive,omnipotent,eternal;may the Goddess, the Lady of the Moon;and the God,Horned Hunter of the Sun;may the powers of the tones,Spirits of the Stones,rulers of the elemental realms;may the powers of the stars above and the Earth below,bless this place,and this time,and I who am with you.*
By:Evelyn Bumbaugh

August 3

Elemental Chant

Air I am,
Fire I am,
Water, Earth, and Spirit I am

Invocation

You who are the source of all power,
Whose rays illuminate world,
Illuminate also my heart
So that it to can do Your work

“Earth My Body”

Earth my body
Water my blood
Air my breath (and)
Fire my spirit

August 4

The Element Chant(Traditional)

Found http://www.spiralrhythm.net/

Earth my body, water my blood.

Air my breath, and fire my spirit.

Descants: Christian Williamson


I am born of the elements.

I am born of the elements.

I am born of the elements.

I am born of the elements.


Earth my body soil and sand,

Make me strong heart and hand.

Water my blood flowing strong,

Lead me with your healing song.

Air my breath blowing true,

Let my life take flight in you.

Fire my spirit burning bright,


Lead from darkness into light.

I am born of the elements.

I am born of the elements.

I am born of the elements.

I am born of the elements.

“Air I Am”

Air I am, Fire I am,
Water, Earth and Spirit I am!
God I am, (name) I am, Son,
Lover, Horned One I am!
Goddess I am, Woman I am
Maiden of the Moon I am!
Goddess I am, (name) I am,
Maiden, Mother and Crone I am!

“She Changes”

She changes everything She touches
And Everything She touches changes.

Protection Chant

"I am protected
By Your Might,
O Gracious Goddess
Day and Night!"

Will of Magick

Air Breath and Air blow
Make the Mill of Magick go!
Work the Will for which I pray!
Io! Dia! Evoe!

Fire Flame and Fire Burn
Make the Mill of Magick Turn
Work the Will for which I pray!
Io! Dia! Evoe!

Water heat and Water boil,
Make the Mill of Magick toil
Work the Will for which I pray!
Io! Dia! Evoe!

Earth without and Earth within
Make the Mill of Magick Spin!
Work the Will for which I pray!
Io! Dia! Evoe!

Mother of darkness, Mother of light
Earth beneath us, soul in flight
Songs of love and love of life
Guide us to our hearts.
By:Wendy Fletcher Jaques

August 5

“Spirit of the Wind”

Spirit of the Wind carry me home
Spirit of the Wind carry me home to myself

Spirit of the Ocean, depth of emotion
Spirit of the Sea, set myself free

Spirit of the Rain, wash away the pain
Spirit of the Storm, help me be reborn

Spirit of the Sun, warm light healing one
Spirit of the Sky, spread my winds and fly

Spirit of the Earth, help me with my birth
Spirit of the Land, hold me in your hand

Spirit of the River, blessed forgiver
Spirit of the Shore, shows me more and more.

I am protected by your might, Oh Gracious Goddess, Day and Night.
By:Sarah Scram

August 6

“Chant for Self-Esteem”

Earth, Water, Fire, Air
Within me all things are there
Flesh on my bones is like the Earth
It’s soft but strong and full of worth
The blood that flows within my veins
Is like the ocean, river and rain
My spirit soars and takes me higher
Here is where I keep my fire
My breath and thoughts are like the air
I can do everything and go anywhere
Earth, Water, Fire and Air
Within me all things are there
And so I pledge unto myself
Power, Love, Health and Wealth.

Protection Chant

"Thrice around...
The circle's bound!
Evil sink into the ground!"

August 7

“River Chant”

The river flowing
Flowing and growing
The river is flowing
Back to the sea
Mother Earth carry me
Your child I'll always be
Mother Earth carry me
Back to the sea

“A chant to free your spirit”

I am the four winds
I breath and am by their presence
I am the elements and their family
They are my kin
I am the freedom of the wind
I am the agility of the fire
I have the humor of electricity
My love of nature from the earth
My ignorance the darkness
my truth I tell the light
my attitude the ice
Of these things I will always be
Blessed Be

August 8

A "finding" chant
by: Amanda Rackliff

Powerful Goddess
Sacred and Divine
I ask of you now
Help clear my mind
Masterful God
Sacred and Divine
Help me now
My *item* to find

(Change "item" for what you are searching for... pen, keys, etc.)

Prosperity Chant

"By star light and candle bright
I cast this spell into the night.
Prosperity wax;
Abundance flow,
Bring me now unto my goal.
Money, money come to me.
It is my will,
So mote it be!'

All purpose chant

"Full Moon & candles,
magic times three
we summon the power
so mote it be !

August 9

“Kore Chant”

Her name cannot be spoken,
Her face was not forgotten,
Her power is to open,
Her promise can never be broken. (spring)
All sleeping seed She wakens
The rainbow is Her token,
Now winter’s power is taken,
In love, all chains are broken. (fall)
All seeds She deeply buries,
She weaves the thread of seasons.
Her secret, darkness carries,
She loves beyond all reason.
She changes everything she touches
And everything She touches changes (repeat)
Change is, Touch is, change IS.
Change us, Touch us, change US.
Everything lost is found again
In a new form, in a new way.
Everything hurt is healed again,
In a new life, In a new day.

August 10

*Dancing With Dragons* by D.j. Conway
The Sun is out.
The day is bright.
The dragons dance upon the grass
And trees and flowers brilliant.
On the winds they pass.
In and out among the clouds
They frolic in the light,
Sliding down the sunbeams,
Dragons crystal bright.
When the Sun has passed beyond
Mountains turned purple-blue,
The dragons dance on through the night
On strands of Moon-lit dew.
They dance to strains of music
Unheard by human ears,
As they have danced through eons,
Untouched by human years.
Teach me,lovely dragons,
To dance with joy life's plan,
To lift myself to higher planes
Above the limits of common man.

“Circle Round”

Circle round for freedom
Circle round for peace
For all of us imprisoned
Circle for release
Circle for the planet
Circle for each soul
For the children of our children
Keep the circle whole!

“Blessing of the Elements”

Blessed Be the precious and preserving Air
the breath of life, of inspiration and delight.
Blessed Be the precious and preserving Fire
the blood of life, our warming guest.
Blessed Be the precious and preserving Water
the water of life, our cleansing guest.
Blessed Be the precious and preserving Earth
the flesh of life, our sustainer and our wisdom.

August 11

Car protection Chant

"Taliesin, Merlyn, and Cerridwen
Protect me now, your safe guard send.
Help me see clearly, on every street.
No accidents, no harm, I will meet.
Copper star, by my fingers made,
Protect me on this very day
Keep me in your orange glow,
behind the wheel, I'm in control.
East then South, then West and North
All directions guarded, from this day forth.
By the law of three, so mote it be.

Lammas Chant (for next year)

Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust
We shall go as we can and do as we must.
The body may die but the Spirit is Free
To do greater wonders, so mote it be!

Ashes to ashes, clay to clay
We shall seek for our center and find our own way
The flesh may be blind but the Spirit can see
The Gods within all, so mote it be!

Ashes to ashes, sand to sand,
We will use all our talents to heal our great land
The flesh may be weak, but the Spirit in me
Is full with Her blessings, so mote it be!

*Perform as a chant, begin as a whisper and increase the volume as the collective level of energy grows.

August 12

Healing Rune (chant)

This is the spell that we intone,
Flesh to flesh and bone to bone.
Sinew to sinew and vein to vein,
And each one shall be whole again.

Chant for inner strength

"Strength of day,
Strength of night,
Give me strength beyond my sight"

* Say 3 times

August 13

Dragon Protection Chant

Mighty Dragons of the North, East, South and West
Guard me as I play and rest
Wise Merlin be my guide
Show me the mysteries the future hides
Come and visit me in my dreams
Show me the answers to past and future mysteries
Watch and guide me as I grow
The answers that I seek, forever show

Chant to find lost items

"bound and binding,binding bound
See the sight, hear the sound
What was lost now is found
Bound and binding, binding bound"

* Say 3 times.

August 14

Chant for Self-Esteem

Earth, Water, Fire, Air
Within me all things are there
Flesh on my bones is like the Earth
It's soft but strong and full of worth
The blood that flows within my veins
Is like the ocean, river and rain
My spirit soars and takes me higher
Here is where I keep my fire
My breath and thoughts are like the air
I can do everything and go anywhere
Earth, Water, Fire and Air
Within me all things are there
And so I pledge unto myself
Power, Love, Health and Wealth.

The God Chant

Pan, Herne, Osiris, Priapus
Ba'al, Dionysis, Apollo, Lugh...

Hoof & Horn

Hoof and Horn, Hoof and Horn,
All that dies shall be re-born
Vine and Grain, Vine and Grain,
All that falls, shall rise again!

"Vine and Grain", in some versions, is replaced by "Corn and Grain"
Found:www.wicca-chat.com

August 15

O Great Spirit, Earth, sun sky and sea --
You are inside, and all around me!
(Repeat as desired, either straight, or as a "round")

Fur and feathers and scales and skin
Different without but the same within
Many of body but one of soul
Through all creatures are the Gods made whole!

August 16

The Earth, the Water, the Fire, the Air,
Return, return, return, return....

Moon, moon, Mother moon;
Mother, Mother, Moon, Moon....

August 17

I sing to the Mother Gaia
I sing to the Father Sun
I sing to the living in the garden where
The Mother and Father are One.

Earth-my body, water-my blood; Air-my breath and Fire-my Spirit

August 18

A healing chant that I wrote for my son when he was about 6 years old. I would have him carry an acorn and chant:

"Healing nut of mighty tree,
Take this pain away from me."

Spirit of Fire, come to us, we will kindle a fire (repeat)
We will kindle a fire - dance the magick circle round
we will kind a fire, we will kindle fire.

Spiraling into the Center, the Center of the Wheel -
Spiraling into the Center, the Center of the Wheel
We are the Weavers, we are the woven Ones
We are the Dreamers, we are the Dream!

August 19

Holy Maiden Huntress Artemis, Artemis - Maiden, come to us.
Silver Shining Wheel of radiance, radiance - Mother, Come to us.
Ancient Queen of Wisdom Hekate, Cerridwen, Old One, Come to us.

Ancient Mother, I hear You calling,
Ancient Mother, I hear Your song.
Ancient Mother, I hear Your laughter,
Ancient Mother, I taste Your tears.

August 20

"We All come from the Goddess
and to Her we shall return,
Like a drop of rain,
flowing to the ocean.

We all come from the Sun God
and to Him we shall return
Like a spark of fire,
Rising to the Heavens."

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna.

Osiris,Adonis,Apollo,Odin,Zeus,Shiva,Cernunnos (or others)

Earth~Air~Fire~Water Elemental Chant

The Earth, the Air, the Fire, the Water
Return, return, return, return.

Aye-ay, aye-ay, aye-ay, aye-ay,
Aye-oh, aye-oh, aye-oh, aye-oh.

Another lovely chant, which I found on YouTube, so thought I'd share.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RL_mgx-3L4&feature=related

i tried to put my hand to a protection chant for my loved ones.
winds of the north,south,east and west,
wise mother you know best
please protect my loved ones
from that which is an unneeded instance
By:Atheyutu-Darkskye Daeva

August 23

HALLOWEEN CHANT

This chant can be outdoors around a bonfire or inside around an extra large altar candle.

Fire red, summer's dead,
Yet shall it return.
Clear and bright in the night,
Burn, fire, burn!
Dance the ring, luck to bring,
When the year's a turning.
Chant the rhyme at Hallows time,
When the fire's burning.
Fire glow, vision show
Of the heart's desire,
When the spell's chanted well
Of the witching fire.
Dance the ring, luck to bring,
When the year's a turning.
Chant the rhyme at Hallows time,
When the fire's burning.
Fire spark, when nights are dark,
Makes our winter's mirth.
Red leaves fall, earth takes all,
Brings them to rebirth.
Dance the ring, luck to bring,
When the year's a turning.
Chant the rhyme at Hallows time,
When the fire's burning.
Fire fair, earth and air,
And the heaven's rain,
And blessed be, and so may we,
At Hallows time again.
Dance the ring, luck to bring,
When the year's a turning.
Chant the rhyme at Hallows time,
When the fire's burning.

August 21

*The Parting Song*
The Circle is Open, But Unbroken,
May the Lord and the Lady be Ever in your Heart!
Merry Meet and Merry Part,
and Merry Meet Again!

*Dragon Chant*
This chant should enable you to leave your body and go to the sacred place you desire.
Chant:

Dragon come take my spirit
make it rise
make it fly
make it free to fly above the seas

chant this over and over again and you will soon find yourself floating above your body while it is still down below chanting.
Found:www.wicca-chat.com

Here is one that is often sung in parts:


Part 1:
"Everything lost is found again,
in a new time, in a new day.
Everything hurt is healed again
in a new time, in a new way --"

Part 2:
"She changes everything She touches,
and everything She touches, changes.

Part 3:
"She is the weaver who weaves the night sky-
See how She weaves, see her fingers fly -
She will will be with us from beginning to end -
Our grandmother, our sister our friend!

Part 4:
She changes everything She touches,.... (rpt whole thing)

Part 5:
We are changers, everything we touch can change.

Part 6:
Change us, touch us, touch us, change us!

August 22

"Hoof and horn, hoof and horn
all that dies shall be reborn -
Corn and grain, corn and grain,
All that falls shall rise again."

Power Chant

Now is the time
Now is the hour
I'm the magick
I'm the power!

August 24

Earth Fire Chant

Earth fire, always calls me home
Earth fire, melts this heart of stone
Earth fire, shouting out my name
Earth fire, changing and the same

August 25

A Solstice Eve Chant

The geese fly high
The woods are bare, the snow is deep.
We wait for Herne to sound His horn
To wake his children up from sleep
To celebrate this happy night,
When winter may be put to flight.

August 26

A Yule-Fire chant (traditional Scottish)

The Sacred Three
To save,
To shield,
To surround
The Hearth,
The House,
The Household,
This eve,
This night,
Oh! this eve,
This night,
And every night,
Each single night.

Links:
http://www.sanfords.net/Pagan_Humor_and_Thoughts/chants.htm
http://www.soulrebels.com/beth/chants.html
http://www.angelfire.com/nc/tigerheart/Chants.html
http://www.wicca-chat.com/chants.htm
http://www.divasbotanicals.com/Chants/pagan_chants.htm
http://www.earthspirit.com/mtongue/chtlib/chtlifr.html
http://www.en-chant-ment.ca/chants.html

How to Use Runes for Divination


How to Use Runes for Divination
By J.M. Willhite, eHow Contributor

Rune stones have been used for centuries as a divining tool. Rune stones fall into the same family as the tarot and pendulum. Each rune stone is

inscribed with a symbol that has a meaning. Some individuals use their own interpretations for the symbols, while others take the more traditional

approach. Whichever way you wish to pursue, be sure to be at least familiar with the symbols and meanings.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Instructions

Things You'll Need:
Set of rune stones
Flat surface
Pen/pencil (optional)
Paper (optional)
Single Stone Reading

1.Clear and focus your mind. Hold the bag of stones in your receptive hand.
2.With the fingers of your receptive hand, "shuffle" the stones in the bag to mix them up.
3.Either mentally or aloud, ask your first question and take a stone from the bag. Read the symbol inscribed on the stone. If you need further clarification,

take another stone from the bag and interpret its symbol. If you find that you need yet another stone for clarification, you may want to return all the stones

to the bag and rephrase your question.
4.If you are taking notes on the reading, be sure to write down the date, time and place of the reading and what kind of reading was used (ie: single stone

reading).

Four Stone Reading
1.Clear and focus your mind. Hold the bag of stones in your receptive hand and concentrate on your intent.
2.With the fingers of your receptive hand, "shuffle" the stones in the bag to mix them up.
3.Either mentally or aloud, ask your question. Remove four stones, one at a time, from the bag. Read each stone's inscription before you place it on the

flat surface where you are working.
4.From left to right, lay out the stones that you have chosen. The first stone represents past influences, second stone represents current influences, third

stone represents future influences and the fourth represents the overall energies/lessons if all behaviors remain unchanged.
5.Once again, if you are taking notes on the reading, be sure to write down the date, time, place and type of reading (ie: four stone reading).

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Tips & Warnings

Before approaching this reading, you may wish to ask Spirit, or whichever Divinity you feel most comfortable working with, to guide your reading. If you

invite Spirit, remember when the session is done to thank Spirit for the guidance received.
Once you have become comfortable working with the runes, you can experiment and discover your own types of layouts. Just as working with the tarot,

you can discover those spreads that work best for you.
Same as with other tools of divination, remember to cleanse and charge your stones before each use and to cleanse them following each use.
Do not attempt this or any other working if you are under the influence of a controlled substance. You need to approach this with a clear and focused

mind.


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Self Dedication


How To Perform a Self Dedication Ritual

By Patti Wigington, About.com Guide
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For many modern-day Pagans and Wiccans, being part of a coven is not an option. You may not live around any other people who share your beliefs, or perhaps you haven’t yet found the group that’s right for you. Or maybe you’ve just decided you enjoy being a solitary, eclectic practitioner. That’s fine, too. However, one of the benefits of being part of a coven or grove is the initiation process. This is a formal ceremony in which one dedicates oneself to the group and to the gods of the tradition. If you don’t have a group or High Priest to initiate you, what do you do?

Quite simply, you can self-dedicate.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: Varied
Here's How:

    By the very definition of the word, you can’t initiate yourself, because to initiate requires more than one person. But what you CAN do is dedicate yourself to your path and to the gods you have chosen to follow. For many people, doing this as part of a formal ritual helps to cement their relationship with the Divine. Some people choose to wait until they have studied for a year and a day before having a formal self-dedication rite. It’s entirely up to you.

    You may want to wait until the time of the new moon to perform this self-dedication, because it is a time of new beginnings. Bear in mind that self-dedication is a commitment you are making; it should not be done at random or without significant thought beforehand.

    This goal of this rite is to bring the dedicant closer to the Divine, as well as to declare your connection to your spiritual path.

    You should perform this ritual skyclad, if at all possible. Find a place that is quiet, private, and free of distractions. Turn off your cell phone and send the kids out to play if you have to. You will need the following items:
      
        Blessing oil
        Half a teaspoon of salt
        A white candle

    Begin by grounding yourself. Find your inner peace, and become good and relaxed. Shut out all the things from your mundane life that distract you -- forget for a while about paying the bills, your son’s baseball practice, and whether or not you fed the cat. Focus only on yourself, and the tranquility you’re entitled to.

    When you’re ready to proceed, sprinkle the salt on the floor or ground, and stand on it.

    Light your white candle, and feel the warmth of the flame. Look into the glow of the fire and think about what goals you have for yourself on your spiritual journey. Think about your motivations for performing this self-dedication.

    Stand before your altar, and say:

    I am a child of the gods, and I ask them to bless me.

    Dip your finger into the blessing oil, and with eyes closed, anoint your forehead. Some people do this by tracing a pentagram on the skin with the oil. Say:
    May my mind be blessed, so that I can accept the wisdom of the gods.

    Anoint the eyelids (be careful here!) and say:

    May my eyes be blessed, so I can see my way clearly upon this path.

    Anoint the tip of your nose with the oil, and say:

    May my nose be blessed, so I can breathe in the essence of all that is Divine.

    Anoint your lips, and say:

    May my lips be blessed, so I may always speak with honor and respect.

    Anoint your chest, and say:

    May my heart be blessed, so I may love and be loved.

    Anoint the tops of your hands, and say:

    May my hands be blessed, so that I may use them to heal and help others.

    Anoint your genital area, and say:

    May my womb be blessed, so that I may honor the creation of life.

    Anoint the soles of your feet, and say:

    May my feet be blessed, so that I may walk side by side with the Divine.

    If you have specific deities you follow, pledge your loyalty to them now. Otherwise, you can use simply “God and Goddess”, or “Mother and Father”. Say:

    Tonight, I pledge my dedication to the God and Goddess. I will walk with them beside me, and ask them to guide me on this journey. I pledge to honor them, and ask that they allow me to grow closer to them. As I will, so it shall be.

    Take some time to meditate. Feel the afterglow of the ritual, and feel the energy of the gods around you. You have brought yourself to the attention of the Divine, so they will be keeping an eye on you. Accept the gift of their wisdom.

What You Need:

    Blessing Oil (see link above)
    Salt
    A white candle
    A quiet place

To Be a Witch


To Be a Witch-

By Tonia Brown aka Ziller aka Starkraven Madd.
(shared by Carl Eaton)

To be a witch is to love and be loved.
To be a witch is to know everything, and nothing at all.
To be a witch is to move amongst the stars while staying on earth.
To be a witch is to change the world around you, and yourself.
To be a witch is to share and give, while receiving all the while.
To be a witch is to dance and sing, and hold hands with the universe.
To be a witch is to honor the gods, and yourself.
To be a witch is to Be Magick, not just perform it.
To be a witch is to be honorable, or nothing at all.
To be a witch is to accept others who are not.
To be a witch is to know what you feel is right and good.
To be a witch is to harm none.
To be a witch is to know the ways of old.
To be a witch is to see beyond the barriers.
To be a witch is to follow the moon.
To be a witch is to be one with the gods.
To be a witch is to study and to learn.
To be a witch is to be the teacher and the student.
To be a witch is to acknowledge the truth.
To be a witch is to live with the earth, not just on it.
To be a witch is to be truly free!

How to Raise a Pagan Child


How to Raise a Pagan Child
By an eHow Contributor

Many Pagan parents wonder when and how they should begin teaching their children about the Pagan path. As soon as your child is born she is ready to learn. Your child is born into this world with a keen memory of the god/goddess and all she needs is for you to provide an environment where she can flourish.

Difficulty:
    Moderate

Instructions
1.Lead by example. To raise a good pagan you should be a good pagan. Show tolerance to others and teach your child to love and honor all living things.
2.Follow your child's lead. Answer her questions; she will let you know when she wants to learn and how much she is ready to know. Don't give her more information than she can handle at one time.
3.Include your child in group rituals and Sabbat celebrations if she is interested in participating. The whole Pagan belief system is against forcing your beliefs on another. Always teach with love.
4.Teach your child to be accepting of people's differences. This world is a wonderful place because there are so many different types of people.
5.Accept your child no matter what religion she decides to practice when she grows up. Every person has a right to choose her own path and, as a Pagan and a parent, you should love her unconditionally. Remember that teaching your child the ways of the Pagan path has allowed her to grow up to be a responsible and caring adult.

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Draconic Magick


Draconic Magick
 The Study Of Dragon Magick.


What is Dragon Magick? 
Dragon Magick could be defined as using the aid of a Dragon while working magick.  The power of Dragons can be a great influence not only in one's magickal working, but in day to day life as well.

Dragons are often called on as guardian spirits. They make for exceptional allies who can be called on in times of need, for protection or guidance. Dragon Magick, like all magick is made up in its base form from the five main elements that exist throughout the known universe, Fire, Wind, Earth, Air and Spirit. When using Dragon Magick you are in fact calling forth an element in its Dragon form. Each element and its Dragon has certain magickal qualities, moods and purpose. Each also has positive and negative traits which much be dealt with. Male and female dragons may appear to represent any element, however, Fire and Air are positive energies while Water and Earth are negative energies. It is a form of magic reaching the essence, the wisdom of the Dragons. It is a branch of magic, a specialization. Dragon magic it is said, is one of the oldest magical workings in the world. 

What is a Dragon Guide?
A Dragon guide is a  form of spirit guide. What is a spirit guide? The Indians have long found a connection within nature, a guardian that follows them through life, once found to remain by their side. There are many different forms of guidance people reach for. Some people follow Jesus or God, various ancient Gods and Goddesses, Celtic, Egyptian, Norse, Roman. Others reach to Fairies or Angels, Dolphins so why not Dragons?. Tarot, Runes, Crystal Balls, even the Bible, all these are used for the purpose of reaching what most believe is a higher being, a force of ascendance. At some point in their lives most people, even if they do not admit it, look beyond into the mists of spirituality for help, advice or guidance in whatever form they believe in. 
In no way is Dragon magic easy or simple. It requires great inner strength and immense patience to walk the path of the Dragon. They are part of the energy found all around us. You may never see them but you may, eventually, feel their presence. This will take time and much practice. A Dragon befriends only to those who are deemed to be worthy and will only show themselves if they are sure that they can trust you.. Dragons are long-lived and with age comes wisdom and patience. Dragons are creatures of wisdom and knowledge, and provided great protection and can lend great power when needed. If you take the time to forge a friendship with Dragons they can become the best companions you would ever want.
Connecting With Dragons
Be aware though that not everyone is supposed to work Dragon Magic. Before you consider working with dragons, take some time to look at yourself. Do you like dragons for who they are, or are you just interested in power? Think carefully of why you want to seek out the Dragons.
To reach a Dragon, first you need to set aside the science and believe in your heart and mind that the essence of Dragons is out there, we just have to learn to reach it, connect with it. If you do not really believe in something, can you really connect with it, or even, why try?
Once you embarked upon this magical path, you find yourself changing, adapting to their thoughts and ways, learning to see things in a new light through new eyes. The relationship of the seeker to the Dragons is similar to that of teacher and student. They teach and strengthen you so you may wield greater power with greater wisdom. They are vast and timeless, wise beyond our imagination and wildest dreams. We have to learn to listen to learn. Be wary though with what work you want to do with them, Dragons will not work with silly things like love spells or anything of the sort, Dragons prefer to work with Protection and Healing Magic.


To Attract A Dragon Companion

NOTE
You cannot force a dragon to befriend you, nor can you chose what your companion will look like or what their personality will be. All you can really do is invite dragons into your life and make them feel welcome. The dragons chose who they work with rather than the other way around. If you have been interested in dragons for a while and have collected some dragon images, toys, statues etc, there is a chance that there is already a dragon or two hanging around your room or house.

Inviting a Dragon Companion

Choose a time when you will not be disturbed, disconnect the phone, if possible disconnect the doorbell. Being interrupted during any ritual is really annoying and can cause for energy to be lost.

Sit on the floor and imagine and stress or worry flowing out of you and through the floor (or into the ground if you are doing this outside). Once you feel that it has all drained out of your body, imagine a protective bubble forming around you. One of the easiest ways to do this is to imagine a small bubble just in front of your chest then let it expand to surround you. You might not be able to see this bubble, especially if its the first time of using it, but know that it is there protecting you.

The next step is to invite a dragon to be your companion. Mentally project the desire to contact and make friends with a dragon. Be confident but don’t shout your intention. Then either in your mind or out loud say this, or something similar, “I am (name), I walk the path of dragons. In love, trust, and friendship I invite you into my life and into my home.” Add anything else you wish to say and keep projecting welcoming thoughts.

Don’t expect to feel a companion right away, it can take quite a while before they feel you are ready for them. Sit for a while longer incase they do wish to make their presence known. If you wish to keep the protective bubble around you imagine new energy flowing though it and the old energy going back into the ground. Then you can slowly get up and carry on as normal. You can repeat this ritual as you like until you feel the dragons are in your life.




Summon A Dragon

Items you will need

2 black candles
2 other candles (colour of element e.g. fire-red)
Concentration
Belief

Casting Instructions for ' Summon A Dragon'

Warning: You MUST cast at least one form of protective magic before you do this spell. It is extremely dangerous as it opens a beast gate (A gate to a dimension full of all the beasts you can imagine and more)

Steps:
1: Place the black candles at north and south
2: Place the element colour candles at eats and west
Sit in the middle of the candle range.
Concentrate on locked gates. Imagine a key in your hand and chant:
''I have the key, I have the power,
The gates shall open at the (seventh) hour,
A dragon shall rise, and be my friend,
We shall both live until the end''

Seventh is in brackets because it is changeable.
This is just when you want your dragon to come through.
That is the time when you need the protection. This is also an immortality spell.

water dragon protection
Items you will need

-clear quartz crystal
-to be near a body of water (pond, lake, the sea etc)

Casting Instructions for ' water dragon protection'

hold the crystal and say the following-

Water dragon I summon thee
To protect me from those that wish to harm me,
Water dragon I need you in this hour
Give me your strength and your power
Water dragon I summon thee
Protect me now so mote it be.

SUMMONING THE GREAT DRAGON

Items you will need

12 stones
campfire
knife


Casting Instructions for ' SUMMONING THE GREAT DRAGON'

Find twelve stones of similar size and place them in a circle and put fire wood in it. Start a campfire. Take twelve more stones and place them around you in a circle. Sit down and take a knife and trace a triangle with it. Stare at the triangle until dusk and then stab the center. After that, stare at the dusk sky, then into the fire. Say; ''Great dragon, I waken you from your sleep!'' Wait for the rush. Then get inspired from the feelings. 

To Call a Dragon

Oh, Hear Me Dragon

Of Crystal Bright.

Oh Great Dragon

Teach Of The Light.

Be Truth

Show The Way Light Of Youth

*****Dragon Plea*****

Oh Dragon Here,

Of Purest Fire, Full Of Love

Lifting Higher, And Higher

Come To Me,

Oh, Dragon Of Light

Oh, Thou Of Truth

Lift Me Higher, This Hour

Let This Be Our Desire

To Be As One, To Work Together

Deep In Love

And Happy Forever.



Asking a Dragon For Protection


Occasional Protection 

Gentle Guardian wise and strong

keep it as it doth belong.

Safe within thy charge and care,

the current problem to fare.

No harm to come or ill to befall,

Guarded and safe through it all!

Long Term Protection

Dragon brave and dragon wise,

let nothing escape your eyes.

I summon you from your hidden lair,

(name)is entrusted to your care.

Permit no harm to come to (name) within your sight,

in your presence let all evils take flight.

No baneful creature born of flesh or spirit,

may touch (name) nor even come near it.

Let those that would bring harm,

be filled with fright and alarm 

Call for The Blessings of the Dragons
Set up your altar so that it faces east. Make sure that it is known that you are not to be disturbed once your circle is cast.
Go to the east of your magickal space, and with your sword in your power hand, "draw" your magickal circle on the floor around the ritual area. To do this, point the sword at the floor and visualize great flames shooting from it. Move clockwise around the circle with this flame; end it by overlapping the ends of the circle in the east. While you draw this circle, say : By dragon power, this circle is sealed.
Return to the altar. Point the sword at the dragon pentacle and say :
Dragons of Spirit, highest of dragons and most powerful, bless this altar with your fire. Let us be one in magick, O dragons great and wise.
Set the water chalice on the pentacle. With the wand in your power hand, circle the chalice 3 times clockwise with the wand and say :
Air, Fire, Earth, bring power forth. Water of land and sea, purified be.
Hold the chalice up, and say :
Draconis! Draconis! Draconis!
Sprinkle the water from the chalice lightly around the Circle, beginning and ending in the east.
Set the dish of salt on the pentacle. Circle it three times clockwise with the wand and say :
Water, Air, Fire, hear my desire. Salt of Earth and sea, purified be.
Sprinkle a few grains of salt to each corner of the altar. Circle the incense burner three times with the wand, and say:
Fire of dragons, fire of Earth,
You are purified. Bring power forth.
Circle the incense and herbs three times clockwise with the wand. Say :
Incense magickal, incense bold, Awake the dragons, as of old. I call you purified.
Put a small amount of incense onto the burning coals in the incense burner. Lift the burner by the chains and touch it lightly to the pentacle. Lift it high over the altar, and say : Draconis! Draconis! Draconis!
Then carry the incense burner clockwise around the Circle, beginning and ending in the east. Return it to the altar.
Kneel before the altar with the sword held in both hands. Mentally dedicate yourself to the study of dragon magick. Project your interest and love of dragons as strongly as you can. Continue this for several minutes. Then rise, point the sword at the dragon pentacle, and say :
Behold, all dragons and rulers of dragons, I am (magickal name), a magician who seeks dragon magick. With (name of sword) in my hand, I enter the realms of the dragons, Not for physical battle, but for knowledge and power. I greet you, O dragons ancient and wise, And await your blessing and guidance.
Continue holding the sword outstretched until you feel the blessings of the dragons.
When the power of the blessing has lessened, lower the sword. Still holding the sword in your power hand, take the dragon pentacle in your other hand and go to the east. Point the sword at the eastern position and hold up the dragon pentacle facing outward. Draw an invoking pentagram with the sword. Say :
From Sairys, ruler of the eastern dragons fair, Comes now the wondrous power of Air.
Feel the power of Air entering your body. When the flow stops, go to the south. Hold up the pentacle again. Draw an invoking pentagram with the sword and say :
From Fafnir, ruler of dragons of the south, Comes cleansing Fire from dragon mouth.
Feel the power of Fire entering your body. When the flow of power stops, go to the west. Again hold up the pentacle, and draw an invoking pentagram with the sword. Say :
From Naelyan, ruler of dragons of the west, Comes the power of Water, three times blest.
Draw into yourself the power of Water. Go to the north. Hold up the pentacle, and draw an invoking pentagram with the sword. Say :
From Grael, ruler of dragons of the north, The power of Earth does now come forth.
Draw into yourself the power of Earth. Return to the altar. Set aside the sword and dragon pentacle. Add the herbal incense to the incense burner.
(At this point in your ritual, insert the proper chants and workings for the particular spellworking or meditation that you have chosen.)
If you have a problem that you have not been able to solve by physical means or by magick, you may ask the dragons at this time for advice. They will be able to give you new insight into ways of solving it. Continue to feel their power and direction as you write down the instructions.
When finished with the spellworking, tap the staff three times and chant :
I thank you, dragons old and wise, Of Earth and Fire, Water, Skies, For sharing wisdom here with me. As we will, so shall it be.
Always approach dragons as equals, not as a force to be ordered around or conquered.
Set the wine chalice on the pentacle. Circle it three times clockwise with the wand, and say : Cup of power, cup of might, Dragon magick, be here this night.
Drink the wine (or juice, if you wish to substitute), saving some to be poured outside on the ground later as an offering to the dragons. (If it is not possible to pour the offering outside, leave it on the altar for an hour or so.)
Now is an excellent time to chant and use free-form dancing. Invite the dragons to share in the raised energy and your joy of being a magician. Talk to them about your hopes and dreams. And listen to see if they have suggestions or words of encouragement for you. This is an opportunity for close friendships to be formed.
To close the ritual, take the sword and go to the east. Draw a banishing pentagram
with the sword, and say : Go in peace, dragons of the East. And return again in the ritual hour.
Go to the south, draw a banishing pentagram with the sword, and say : Go in peace, dragons of the South. And return again in the ritual hour.
Go to the west, draw a banishing pentagram with the sword, and say : Go in peace, dragons of the West. And return again in the ritual hour.
Finish by going to the north. Draw a banishing pentagram with the sword, and say : Go in peace, dragons of the North. And return again at the ritual hour.
Return to the altar. Raise both arms and say :
Farewell to you, O dragons fair,
Fire, Water, Earth, and Air.
Together we make magick well
By power deep and dragon spell.
In peace go now. Return once more
To teach me magick and ancient lore.
Draconis! Draconis! Draconis!
Cut the Circle with a backward sweep of the sword across the boundary line. Extinguish the altar candles, and clear the altar of all tools. 

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